Holiday Gift Guide - Visit Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Region Holiday Gift Guide

Prepare for the winter holidays by shopping for locally made gifts and experiences to give your loved ones

The holidays are right around the corner, which means one thing – it’s gift shopping time. This holiday season, you can score great gifts and support local businesses at the same time. Finding the perfect present for your friends and family members can be daunting, so we’re making it a bit easier with our Pikes Peak Region Holiday Gift Guide. 

Have a specific type of gift in mind? Click on a category below to jump right to the corresponding section.

Adventure & Attractions

Angler’s Covey – Fly Fishing Classes

Angler’s Covey has a wide array of classes from beginner to expert offered year-round. Classes and trips can be 100% customized. All gear is included in trips, and the Orvis endorsed professional guides will take care of everything. The Angler’s Covey fly fishing shop features a 6,000 square foot retail space with all the fly-fishing industry’s leading brands.

Cost: Varies based on class or trip
Where to purchase: Online or call 719.471.2984

The Broadmoor Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway – Tickets

Take your holidays to new heights on the all new Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Experience breathtaking views of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains, wildlife and more on the highest railway in America!

Cost: Varies based on age and admission type
Where to purchase: Online

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – Membership & VIP Tour

Value plus fun. A Zoo membership can pay for itself in as few as two visits! It also includes other perks throughout the year, like discounts on Zoo camps, members-only events, free admission to our holiday lights extravaganza, Electric Safari, and much more! A world-class VIP tour of the Zoo will give your loved ones memories for a lifetime as they go behind the scenes and meet amazing animals.

Cost: Membership starts at $129.50 annual; Seasonal pricing, tours start at $1,250 for up to 5 people with $50 off for members
Where to purchase: Online or call 719.424.7830

Dragonfly Paddle Yoga – Glide Paddle Boards

Get out on the water next year with the gift of a Glide paddle board. Comes with 3 FREE BYOB Paddle Yoga classes.

Cost: $50 off a board plus 3 free BYOB classes
Where to purchase: Browse the website then email dragonflypaddleyoga@gmail.com or call 719.323.4200

Flying W Ranch – Christmas at the Ranch Tickets

Join the world-famous Flying W Wranglers at Flying W Ranch this Christmas Season – fun for the whole family! Shows run December 3-22, 2021. Tickets include admission, BBQ dinner and a show.

Cost: $35 for children 4-12; Free for children 3 or under; $65 for adults
Where to purchase: Online

Great Outdoors Adventures – Off-Roading Adventure

Gift your loved ones with an unforgettable outdoor experience at Great Outdoors Adventures. GOA offers exceptional and safe off-road and on-road opportunities year-round to explore the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains.

Cost: Varies based on adventure
Where to purchase: Online or call 719.686.6816

Pikes Peak Bike Tours – Gold Camp Mountain Biking Tour 

Give the gift of adventure with our Gold Camp Mountain Biking Tour package offering an opportunity to combine the wilderness experience with a tour of a 1800s locomotive railway in Colorado Springs. This historic gold mining railway line takes you through the Cheyenne Canyon area. Cutting through the rugged terrain of the trail, you will get to enjoy magnificent views of the area and even bike through old tunnels. This beginner-friendly activity is a perfect choice for all ages and abilities. 

Cost: $100 per person. Includes the use of a bike, helmet, and souvenir water bottle (prices may vary based on time-of-year) 
Where to purchase: Online or call 719.337.5311

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park – Tickets

Stuff those stockings with some adventure tickets! Give the gift of beauty, thrills, and pure Colorado wonder. General Admission tickets include unlimited rides on the Aerial Gondola. For those on your gift list who like a bit more adventure, add America’s highest Zip Line, the world’s scariest Skycoaster or Via Ferrata tickets!

Cost: General Admission starts at $21 per child and $26 per adult
Where to purchase: Online

 

Arts & Culture

Michael Garman Museum & Gallery – Hand-Painted Sculpture

Capture the spirit of Christmas with Michael Garman’s “Christmas Morning” hand painted sculpture. This and many more locally crafted sculptures are available online and in store to fulfill all of your gift giving needs.

Cost: $239.99
Where to purchase: Online or visit 2418 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Old Colorado City Historical Society – History Center Books

Books always make good stocking stuffers and gifts! Recommendations from the Old Colorado City Historical Society include In and Around Old Colorado City: A Walking Tour by Cathleen Norman, a guide to the lovely Victorian houses of the Westside Historical District. Also, Colorado City History Through the Eyes of the Iris, a newly released book from early newspaper accounts. Railroad fans would enjoy Railroads of the Pikes Peak Region.

Cost: Varies based on book
Where to purchase: Browse online then call 719.636.1225 or visit 1 South 24th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Painting with a Twist  – Take Home Kits & In-Person Classes

Give the gift of creativity! Our Twist at Home painting kits include everything you need to successfully complete your selected painting from the comfort of your own home. Or, book an in-person guided class.

Cost: Varies based on item
Where to purchase: Kits and classes available for purchase online

Peak Radar – Gallery Guide Artwork

Give the gift of local art! The Pikes Peak Region is home to dozens of galleries where you can appreciate and purchase the work of local artists while supporting small businesses. Whether in person or from your couch, explore them all with the Peak Radar Gallery Guide.

Cost: Varies based on artwork
Where to purchase: Browse online then purchase directly through the individual gallery

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum – Membership, Tickets & Shop

Give the gift of greatness this holiday season! The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum offers tickets and memberships that you can gift to your friends and family. The Museum – which was voted the best new attraction in 2020 by USA TODAY – also offers exclusive USOPM apparel.

Cost: Varies based on selection
Where to purchase: Gift membership or tickets, visit the Museum Shop

Victor Lowell Thomas Museum – Membership & Souvenirs

Purchase a Museum membership and help support the Museum’s operations and building renovation plans. Benefits include free admission and gift shop discounts. Grab a gift card, which is good for admission and gift shop purchases like puzzles, books, accessories and jewelry.

Cost: Membership starts at $20; Gift cards and gift shop items vary
Where to purchase: Browse online then call 719.689.5509, email info@victormuseum.com or visit 298 Victor Ave, Victor, Colorado 80860

Western Museum of Mining & Industry – Membership, Gift Cards & Souvenirs

Give the gift of membership to the Museum and help preserve Colorado history and our wide-open spaces. Check out accessories and gifts like gold panning supplies, smartphone microscopes, educational toys and books. Plus we have a selection of gems, geodes, stones and unique collectible jewelry and giftware.

Cost: Varies based on item; Memberships start at $40 for individuals
Where to purchase: Online, call 719.488.0880 or visit 225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Food & Beverage

Axe and The Oak – COS 150th Anniversary Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey

There's no better way to feel the holiday spirits than with a pour of Axe and the Oak. Their First Stake Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey was released as a special edition collaboration with the City of Colorado Springs for its 150th Anniversary. It's named after the image of General Palmer driving the first stake into the grounds of what would soon become Colorado Springs. Straight from the cask, the First Stake Bourbon flavors haven't been diluted with any addition of water. It is brimming with notes of candied pecans, creamy vanilla, caramel glaze and cracked black pepper. It's commemorative, it's beautiful and it's delicious. 

Cost: $75
Where to purchase: Browse the website then visit 1604 S Cascade Ave Ste #80, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 or at your local liquor store (you can request it if it's not currently on your local store's shelves!)

Bristol Brewing Company – Gear

Give the gift of fresh new Bristol gear this holiday season! Whether it’s a hoodie or a hop-lover’s tee, we’ve got your holiday shopping handled – in Bristolicious style.

Cost: $17-60 based on item
Where to purchase: Browse the website then visit 1604 S. Cascade Ave, inside Ivywild School

Cacao Chemistry Chocolate Gift Boxes

Select from a variety of chocolate gift boxes.

Cost: Varies based on item
Where to purchase: Online or visit 109 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Edelweiss Restaurant – Holiday Stollen

Give the gift of this sweet, holiday German bread from Edelweiss. This recipe uses Marzipan and cream cheese and is available at the restaurant from now through the beginning of January.

Cost: $16.95
Where to purchase: Browse the menu then call 719.633.2220 or visit 34 E Ramona Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Homa Café + Bar – Gift Card

An all day craft café and bar, Homa features hearty grain bowls, sandwiches with housemade bread and signature handpies, all using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Buy a $100 gift card and get an extra $20 added!

Cost: $100 for a $120 gift card
Where to purchase: Browse the menu then visit 415 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

McAllister House Museum – Local Jam & Honey

McAllister House Museum Jam is made with organic fruit from Palisade, Colorado. This delicious treat comes in a handful of flavors including: grape, strawberry, raspberry, raspberry jalapeño, apple butter, peach, merlot wine jelly, chardonnay wine jelly, honey and lavender honey. Celebrate your loved ones this holiday season by gifting them a jar of McAllister House Museum Jam!

Cost: Jams and jellies $7.50 per jar; Honey $8.50 per jar
Where to purchase: Visit the gift shop at 423 N. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

The Olive Tap – Gourmet Gifts

Have friends or family members who love to cook? Gourmet gifts from the OIive Tap are the perfect choice!

Cost: Varies based on item
Where to purchase: Online or visit 906 Manitou Ave, Suite 103, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Panino's Downtown – Gift Card

Give your friends and family the gift of Italian cuisine.

Cost: Buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 free gift card 
Where to purchase: Browse the menu then visit 604 N Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Pizzeria Rustica – Gift Card

Everyone loves the gift of 'za! Feel as if you are in a generations-old neighborhood in Italy while enjoying classic Neapolitan pizza, right in the heart of Old Colorado City. Buy a $100 gift card and get an extra $20 added!

Cost: $100 for a $120 gift card
Where to purchase: Browse the menu then visit 2527 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – Caramel Apples

Nothing says the holiday season like delicious caramel apples. Choose from an array of fan favorites like Apple Pie ($7.99), Plain Caramel ($5.75), Pecan Bar ($8.99) and Peanut Caramel ($6.99).

Cost: Starts at $5.75
Where to purchase: Browse online and purchase in-store at either location – 1605 Briargate Pkwy, Suite 111, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 or 2431 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Rocky Mountain Food Tours – Tickets

Give a gift card for a food, cocktail, or brewery tour in Downtown Colorado Springs! Perfect for the person in your life who loves food, adventure, and fun. Food and drink tours run year-round, and private tours are available for groups. Top rated on TripAdvisor with more than 250 five star reviews! 

Cost: Tickets start at $65 per person, but you can make your gift card to be any amount you like! Gift cards can be applied toward any available tour and never expire
Where to purchase: Online

Sasquatch Cookies – Gift Certificate

Let’s be real – everyone wants cookies for the holidays.

Cost: $12.99 for half a dozen and $21.99 for one dozen
Where to purchase: Online, call 719.632.5196 or visit 1020 E Jefferson St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

TAPAteria – Gift Card

Gift the foodie in your life a trip to TAPAteria! Real spanish tapas, exceptional wine and a classic Barcelona ambiance in the heart of Old Colorado City. Buy a $100 gift card and get an extra $20 added!

Cost: $100 for a $120 gift card
Where to purchase: Browse the menu then visit 2607 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey – Signature Wines & Gift Sets

The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey has 15 award-winning wines to select from ranging in price from $17-50 per bottle You may also choose to have the wine in an elegant two-bottle gift box, which is $25 or a three-bottle gift box, which is $30. The boxes are branded with the logo of The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey" and sold separately from the wine.

Cost: $25 for a two-bottle box; $30 for a three-bottle box
Where to purchase: Online or visit 3011 E Highway 50, Cañon City, CO 81212

Lodging & Wellness

The Broadmoor – Gift Card & Experiences

Give the gift of The Broadmoor this holiday season! Whether it’s a night of holiday cheer at the Classic Broadmoor Holiday show (a longtime favorite tradition welcoming Grammy Award-winning artist Sheena Easton for the first time) or ringing in the New Year at either our elegant New Year's Eve Gala or the more casual New Year's Eve Bash, you’re sure to make memories to last a lifetime. Perhaps the gift of choice is more your style. A Broadmoor gift card is the perfect gift that can be used toward lodging, spa services and much more!

Cost: Varies upon purchase
Where to purchase: Online

Colorado Springs KOA – Glamping & Camping

Book a glamping or camping trip in Colorado Springs.

Cost: Varies based on booking
Where to purchase: Online

Garden of the Gods Resort and Club – Accommodations, Club Membership, Wellness Membership & Gift Card

Give the gift of rejuvenation this holiday season with Garden of the Gods Resort and Club. Opt to escape for a stay at one of USA Today’s 10Best top luxury and destination resorts in the country or unwind with a spa gift card or membership to the resort’s internationally acclaimed STRATA Integrated Wellness and Spa. Giftees will enjoy renowned spa and salon offerings, providing a tranquil and therapeutic experience. Wellness Memberships include Health, Immunity, Lifestyle, Cardiology, Executive Wellness or Premium VIP Wellness. Beyond dreamy accommodations and spa services, enjoy exceptional cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails, golf, tennis and more.

Cost: Varies based on membership or accommodation selections; STRATA Body services start at $45; Wellness Memberships start at $3,000 annually
Where to purchase: For accommodations, book online or call 800.923.8838; For Club Membership options, email tkalata@gardenofthegodsresort.com or call 719.520.4980; For STRATA Body services or gift card, email info@gardenofthegodsresort.com or call 719.632.5541; For Wellness Membership options, email kstoinski@stratawell.com or call 719.428.2202

Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast – Stay & Gift Certificate

Purchase a night or two for a future stay or a gift certificate to use within a year toward any of the inn's six luxury suites in this boutique-style B&B where a delicious full breakfast is always included.

Cost: Rates range from $175-205 per night plus tax with two-night minimum on weekends and during high season/special events
Where to purchase: Online or call 719.471.3980

Hotel Elegante – Mardi Gras New Year's Eve Party Package for Two

Enjoy overnight accommodations for two, an elaborate Cajun dinner, complimentary cocktails per person, New Year’s Day breakfast and mimosas!
The package gives you exclusive access to the extravagant costume party, live entertainment and all party rooms.

Cost: $365 (+tax) per package
Where to purchase: Online or call 719.576.5900

Kinship Landing – Holiday Special

Celebrate all things holiday cheer for $169 per night in a Jr. Suite or book 2 or more nights and pay $41 per night in any shared bunkroom bed this holiday season. Nov. 1 through Dec. 29. Offer expires Dec. 29.

Cost: $169 per night in a Jr. Suite or $41 per night in a shared bunkroom
Where to purchase: Online using code HOLIDAYCHEER or visit 415 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Yeden Hemp Spa – Gift Certificate

Soak in the benefits of a CBD massage with a gift certificate to Yeden Hemp Spa.

Cost: Varies based on service
Where to purchase: Online

Retail & Online

Almagre – Gift Card, Merchandise, or Cocktail in a Jar

Shop Almagre’s variety of merchandise or purchase a gift card so your friends and family can choose what they want.

Cost: Varies based on item
Where to purchase: Online or visit 2460 Montebello Square Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – Online Gift Shop

Shop your favorite animal plush, CMZoo logo apparel, gifts for animal lovers and more at the online gift shop.

Cost: Varies based on item
Where to purchase: Online

Downtown Colorado Springs – Gift Card

The Downtown Gift Card is accepted at more than 100 Downtown shops, restaurants, salons, venues and more.

Cost: Varies based on item
Where to purchase: Online

Downtown Colorado Springs – Shops

Head downtown and shop various stores and boutiques. Featured items include hot toddy flavor variety boxes from Pikes Peak Lemonade ($40) and quaint winter and holiday items from Terra Verde (varies based on the item)​.

​Cost: Varies based on shop and item
Where to purchase: Shop downtown

Frayla Boutique – Clothing & Gift Certificate

Get the fashionista in your life clothing or a gift certificate that will help them feel happy, empowered, and beautiful inside and out.

Cost: Varies based on item
Where to purchase: Online and visit 18 E Fountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Olympic City USA – Hoodies

Cozy up this holiday season with Colorado Springs – Olympic City USA hoodies! Whether you are gearing up for the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022 or taking home a keepsake for your visit to Colorado Springs, these comfortable hoodies will keep you warm all winter.

Cost: Men’s $49.99; Women’s $49.99
Where to purchase: Online

Pikes Peak Internation Hill Climb – Online Store

Get some PPIHC swag for your loved ones from shirts to hats and stickers.

Cost: Varies based on item
Where to purchase: Online

Summit Visitor Center Gift Shop – Souvenirs

Explore the new Summit Visitor Center and purchase a fabulous gift to commemorate your time spent enjoying the views at 14,115 feet. The Summit Visitor Center has something for every taste and budget. Browse the selection of Pendleton blankets and accessories, customized line of sustainable apparel, gifts made by local artisans and a large variety of souvenirs. 

Cost: Varies based on item
Where to purchase: Visit the top of Pikes Peak by heading up Pikes Peak Highway at 5089 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO 80909

Ute Pass Historical Society – Gift Shop

Choose from many historical books, cookbooks, jewelry, photo reprints and art.

Cost: Varies based on item
Where to purchase: Browse online then call 719.686.7512 or visit 231 E Henrietta Ave, Woodland Park, CO 80863 

Unique & Fun

Altitude Ninja Gym – Ninja Classes, Open Gym & Gift Certificate

Have an American Ninja Warrior enthusiast on your gift list? Know a budding Parkour athlete or someone training for next season's Spartan Race? Set them up with a Ninja, Parkour, or OCR class! Or a gift card to try one out! Classes for all ages and abilities.

Cost: Classes start at $69 per month; Open Gym Punch Pass starts $119 – 20% off for 10 sessions
Where to purchase: Online, call 719.964.1798 or visit 750 Garden of the Gods Rd, Suite 125, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – Adopt-An-Animal

Give a hippo, penguin, giraffe or mountain lion! The Zoo’s Adopt-an-Animal program directly supports all the animals. Sorry – you can’t take them home with you!

Cost: Starts at $35
Where to purchase: Online

Colorado Springs Airport – Flight

Does someone in your life deserve a much-needed vacation? Give the gift of ease and travel convenience with Colorado Springs Airport. With 7 direct destinations, you have options whether you’re headed to the beach or the slopes! Colorado Springs Airport is Colorado’s small airport with big options.

Cost: Varies based on flight
Where to purchase: OnlineAmerican | Delta | Frontier | Southwest | United

El Paso County Nature Centers – Membership

Your membership will provide advocacy for stewardship, education, and outdoor recreation. Membership also includes discounts on most nature center programs, free “nature bucks” money to pay for programs, invitations to social events, and more!

Cost: Starts at $20 for an individual or $30 for a family
Where to purchase: Online or call 719.520.6387

Let’s Roam – Scavenger Hunt & Adventure Book

Let's Roam is a leader in adventure and exploration committed to helping curious explorers discover new things and connect with others. Book your friends and family an indoor/outdoor scavenger hunt adventure or purchase an Adventures from Scratch scratch-off book for them to explore on their own time for family nights or date nights.

Cost: $12.99 per player for scavenger hunt or $39.99 for the book
Where to purchase: Online

Space Foundation Discovery Center – Give Your Frinds & Family Some Space!

This holiday season give your friends and family the captivating universe without leaving Earth. A Discovery Center Passport Membership allows you to explore different planets, drive rovers in our Mars-yard, get exclusive access to special events all year long, and more! PLUS all proceeds from Passport Memberships go to funding our education programs that help spread our love of Earth and Space with students and teachers all over the world. 

Cost: Starting at $20
Where to purchase: Online or visit 4425 Arrowswest Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 

Trail & Open Space Coalition – Membership

For those on your holiday list who don’t need more “stuff,” give the gift of making a difference in your community! A membership with the Trails and Open Space Coalition empowers people to be the “eyes, ears and voice” on trails, parks, and open spaces. Benefits include member-only hikes and bike rides, annual member celebration and the inside scoop on trail, park and open space news – plus, the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting those public spaces you love.

Cost: Starts at $30
Where to purchase: Online